Colorado Springs councilmember will ban cannabis, despite voter approval for legalization measure


Don Knight doesn’t want no whacky tobaccy in his city.

Colorado Springs, Colorado is one of the state’s largest medical marijuana markets. And El Paso County, where it’s located, voted in favor of Amendment 64 which legalized personal use and cultivation of small amounts of cannabis, albeit by just ten votes.
Nevertheless, the Springs city council is likely to issue a de facto ban on recreational pot sales later today, with the deciding vote against allowing them likely to be cast by councilmember Don Knight. Denver Westword has the rest on Knight and his rationale — and a bizarre animated video in which he features.